I love how Scriptural images just saturate this song. If you listen closely you can catch the allusion to last Sunday’s Gospel. I also like how Cash brings in some of the last verses from the book of Revelation. “Father hen” is a reference to Jesus’ weeping over the coming destruction of Jerusalem, which was terrible in itself, but also a portent of the destruction that will come on the world at the end when He returns and He barely finds faith on the earth. Make us faithful, Lord Jesus, and come!

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